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Old 26th February 2011, 12:00   #1
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Default loco stopping on switch!

I have purchased a Bachmann right hand #6 turn out switch for my layout which Im using a DCC system and the locomotive keeps cutting off when ever it runs over the frogs! Any suggestions of what be causing this to happen? The track looks to be clean but it only seems to do it on the main line track but never does it when going over to the siding!
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Old 26th February 2011, 14:21   #2
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Default Re: loco stopping on switch!

Need a little more info, traindaddy. What kind of locomotive? What make of turnout? Is the turnout electrofrog or insulfrog? All willl have a bearing on suggested remedies.

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Old 26th February 2011, 20:46   #3
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Default Re: loco stopping on switch!

It a bachmann #6 right hand turn out and the locomotive is an athearn c44-9w all wheel drive and all wheel pick up. It appears to be an isolated frog but the frog looks to be metal!
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Old 27th February 2011, 06:02   #4
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It a bachmann #6 right hand turn out and the locomotive is an athearn c44-9w all wheel drive and all wheel pick up. It appears to be an isolated frog but the frog looks to be metal!
I'm afraid I can't help with Bachmann switches, I've never dealt with them. Hopefully, another member with experience with this type of switch will respond. If the frog is all metal, did you use insulated joiners after the frog? If the frog is metal there would need to be power routing somewhere in the turnout. If so, maybe the problem is there. Hope you get an answer from someone more knowledgeable.

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Old 27th February 2011, 06:27   #5
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Default Re: loco stopping on switch!

Ok never mind i found the problem i opened the shell of the locomotive and found one of the wires from the electrical pickups had come loose!
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Old 27th February 2011, 06:32   #6
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Ok never mind i found the problem i opened the shell of the locomotive and found one of the wires from the electrical pickups had come loose!
What does that have to do with the switch?
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Old 27th February 2011, 06:50   #7
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it stopped doing it!
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Old 27th February 2011, 15:38   #8
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it stopped doing it!
Well then. that just proves - there are some things man is not meant to know

Actually - I wonder if the flange-way in the frog might be too deep and the wire would come loose when the wheel dropped.
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